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Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The British Embassy in Oslo is part of the worldwide UK diplomatic network representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are seeking to recruit a new member of staff – Accountant and Finance officerto cover a position in a maternity leave

Main roles and responsibilities

60% of the time

  • Calculation of LE staff salaries, including overtime , holiday pay, bonuses and allowances
  • Follow NAV mandatory submission
  • Calculation of fees and expenses to Honorary Consuls- quarterly
  • Administration of Embassy Pension Scheme for Country Based Staff
  • Administration Embassy Insurance scheme for CBS
  • Carrying out A-ordiningen obligations, A-melding, Arbeidsgiveravgift, distribution of pay and deduction certificates
  • Submission of Sick leave , parental leave refund from NAV
  • General invoice payment , phone bills , Suppliers , VAT reclaim Embassy official

40% of the time

  • Liaising directly with external and internal clients over events costing proposal
  • Maintain a record for the Ambassador’s residence events including expenditure and billing
  • Administrative Induction program for new staff
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Fluency at a C level (both written and spoken) in English and Norwegian
  • Previous experience in Finance and administrative work in a similar environment
  • Education in business administration, finance or similar
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel and other MS Office programmes
  • Knowledge IT financial software
  • Understanding of local HR and salary regulation
Required competencies
Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline Application deadline - day Application deadline - month Application deadline - year
7 November 2021
Grade
A2 (L)
Type of Position
Fixed Term, Full-time
Working hours per week
35
Duration of Post
12 months
Region
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Country/Territory
Norway
Location (City)
Oslo
Type of Post
British Embassy
Number of vacancies
1
Salary Currency
NOK
Salary
497,037 gross per year
Start Date Start Date - day Start Date - month Start Date - year
6 December 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a fixed-term full-time position, five working days (currently 35 hours net) per week.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy Oslo are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with Norwegian employment law.

The Embassy offers a wide-range of learning and development opportunities. There is an opportunity to develop knowledge of trade policy mechanisms, and access to FCDO Diplomatic Academy, with encouragement to undertake the Trade Practitioner course.

Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Norway and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Embassy will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a position.

  • Please note for more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment levels please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your language skill is going to be assessed.
Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.
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